Rand Flem-Ath is a 5th generation Canadian living with his wife and co-author (Rose Flem-Ath) on the Pacific coast of Canada. In 1976, Rand discovered that an ancient map of Atlantis published in 1665 by the Jesuit priest, Athanasius Kircher, featured a remarkably accurate depiction of the sub-glacial contours of Antarctica (features unknown to the modern world until 1958). Convinced that Antarctica was Atlantis, Rand sought a climatic explanation for how people could have once lived on the now icy island continent. The answer came by reading the books of Professor Charles Hapgood with whom he corresponded about the theory of earth crust displacement from 1977 to 1982 (when Hapgood died). In 1981, Rand published in the scientific literature using the theory of earth crust displacement to explain the sudden global rise of agriculture around 9,600 B.C. (Plato’s date for the destruction of Atlantis). Rand then embarked upon a comprehensive study of world mythology.
Rand has a Masters degree in Library Science from the University of British Columbia. He was the senior researcher for Business International UK, now a part of The Economist. The standard biographical reference work, Contemporary Authors writes that Rand is known for his "intense dedication and diverse research…" skills that Rand brings to his 15-year-study of the biblical story of Moses.